Physics Program Requirements


Please Note: The Undergraduate Catalog contains the most current Physics Program Requirements including course descriptions.


Physics Major Core

  • PHYS 131C - P4 General Physics I (4)
  • PHYS 132C - P4 General Physics II (4)
  • PHYS 211 - Modern Physics I (4)
  • PHYS 211L - Modern Physics I Laboratory (1)
  • PHYS 212 - Modern Physics II (4)
  • PHYS 212L - Modern Physics II Laboratory (1)
  • MATH 120C - P4 Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 122C - P4 Calculus II (4)
  • MATH 221C - Calculus III (4)
  • MATH 222 - SQ Differential Equations (3)

Additional Physics Requirements

B.A. in Phyics

12 additional credits of Physics electives (at the 200 level or above)

B.S. in Physics - Option I

24 additional credits to include: PHYS 301, 333, 334, 341, 342, 365, 451, and 452.

B.S. in Physics - Option II

24 additional credits to include: 12 additional credits of Physics electives and 12 credits of science courses chosen from Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. The courses in Biology or Chemistry must be chosen from those specifically named and numbered courses that satisfy the minor requirements in those disciplines or by electives at the 200 level. The courses in Physics must be those at the 200-400 level. The 12-hour science course combination can consist of courses entirely from Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.

Minor in Physics

A Physics minor consists of the following 18 credits of Physics courses:

  • PHYS 131C - P4 General Physics I (4)
  • PHYS 132C - P4 General Physics II (4)
  • PHYS 211 - Modern Physics I (4)
  • PHYS 211L - Modern Physics I Lab (1)*
  • PHYS 212 - Modern Physics II (4)
  • PHYS 212L - Modern Physics II Lab (1)*

*You may complete the Physics minor by opting to take PHYS 333 or 365 in place of the two Modern Physics labs.

Note: A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the minor.


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